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Friday, July 2, 2010

Phaze Binary Stars 4: Performance Review and Spank

Phaze Binary Stars 4: Performance Review and Spank by D. Musgrave and Nona Wesley
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (29 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal/Oral Play, Spanking
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Performance Review: Mark goes to work for a friend. It's a mistake. He's given an ultimatum that is doomed to fail. After the performance review, he catches the owner's wife having sex with the shop foreman. With nothing left to lose, he takes advantage of the situation nd teaches her a lesson.

Spank: For years, Colleen has yearned to know the stinging sensation of a disciplinary hand against her flesh. Tonight she gets her wish, but is she brave enough to submit to a true Dominant?

This book contains two short stories about the lure and the love of the discipline of spanking. One from the Dominant’s side and one from the sub’s side—each one giving the reader a view into their world, a different kind of world where discipline reigns. Will the women submit and enjoy themselves or will they run from it?

In the first story we meet Mark. He has gone to work for his friend, but it seems Bill and his wife Lisa have other things on their agenda than Mark’s well-being at the job. When Mark catches Lisa with the shop foreman, he devises a plan, a plan that includes Lisa’s punishment before he leaves.

This fast-paced story was an interesting read. Mark is a strong man who stands up for his rights and in the end gets what he wants. The fact that Mark, a married man, is strong enough to take Lisa to task for what she has done and to resist what she is offering was a nice read. I would be interested in finding more about Mark and his personal life in a longer book. As I have never read anything from this author this was a nice introduction. The author brings the reader into their world and keeps you entertained with characters that have depth and emotion.

The second story tells Maria’s tale. As a sub, she yearns to please her Dom. Because they indulge in their play at work, they must be discreet. Maria wants nothing more than to feel the disciplinary hand of her Dom. Will she be able to endure her Dom’s pleasing torment?

The bond that Maria and Derek share is an intense love. From home to work, they never lose the Dom and sub relationship that they share. It was a little strange to see them acting this out at work. Even though it was behind closed doors, it was still hard for me to embrace this story. Maria is a smart woman who knows what she needs and Derek is more than ready to give it to her. Although both Maria and Derek understand each other’s needs, this was a hard story for me to get into. While Maria and Derek are strong characters, these two did not have the emotion and depth for me to be able to immerse myself into their world. As this scene was only about Maria and her discipline in Derek’s office, this story seemed like it would be a better fit as a scene in a book than to stand on its own.

If you are looking for short and quick reads that include spanking, this is a book that you may want to pick up. The stories are a nice introduction to these authors, helping the reader to find out if their writing is to your liking or not.

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